Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Manager was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Manager
UK
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 485 470 473
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Manager 426 645 943
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 316 537 779
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,750 £38,750
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -0.91% - +3.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 78,200 106,708 142,739
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,472 86,663 115,006
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,880 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Technical Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in the UK

Technical Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Manager.

Salary trend for Technical Manager in the UK

Technical Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Manager over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Manager in the UK

Technical Manager
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 16 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 377 £60,000 +4.35% 70
London +30 190 £68,000 +13.33% 20
UK excluding London -39 183 £54,500 -0.91% 51
Work from Home -100 81 £65,000 +18.18% 6
South East -13 58 £50,000 -13.04% 14
North of England +23 46 £56,250 +2.27% 12
Midlands +58 45 £60,000 +6.67% 13
West Midlands +24 34 £52,500 -16.00% 8
North West +35 26 £54,500 -0.91% 5
Yorkshire -7 19 £58,500 +1.74% 7
South West -30 15 £55,000 +4.76% 5
East Midlands +19 11 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Scotland +1 10 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East of England +29 5 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Wales +37 4 £51,788 +3.58% 1
Northern Ireland +2 2 £44,500 +18.67%
North East +11 1 £57,500 +15.00%

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, Technical Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Technical Manager in the job title.

1 147 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (29.34%) Project Management
3 113 (26.53%) Finance
4 80 (18.78%) Microsoft
5 74 (17.37%) Azure
6 66 (15.49%) Degree
7 62 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (14.55%) Scrum
8 59 (13.85%) Microsoft 365
9 58 (13.62%) Product Management
10 53 (12.44%) Windows
10 53 (12.44%) DevOps
11 47 (11.03%) AWS
12 45 (10.56%) PRINCE2
12 45 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
13 43 (10.09%) Service Delivery
14 41 (9.62%) Java
15 39 (9.15%) Management Information System
16 38 (8.92%) Project Delivery
17 37 (8.69%) Windows Server
17 37 (8.69%) JIRA
18 35 (8.22%) SaaS
18 35 (8.22%) ITIL
19 34 (7.98%) Public Sector
20 33 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
21 31 (7.28%) Decision-Making
22 30 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (7.04%) Python
23 29 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
23 29 (6.81%) Software Delivery

Technical Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.52%) Confluence
2 7 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.17%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.70%) nginx
4 3 (0.70%) TPMS
5 2 (0.47%) WordPress
6 1 (0.23%) Appian
6 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) Camunda
6 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.23%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.23%) Liferay
6 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.70%) C-CURE
2 3 (0.70%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Maximo
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.23%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 74 (17.37%) Azure
2 59 (13.85%) Microsoft 365
3 47 (11.03%) AWS
4 35 (8.22%) SaaS
5 10 (2.35%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.64%) IaaS
7 7 (1.64%) PaaS
8 6 (1.41%) GCP
9 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.47%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.23%) Asana
12 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.23%) Google Sheets
12 1 (0.23%) Serverless
12 1 (0.23%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.52%) Firewall
2 13 (3.05%) VPN
3 12 (2.82%) Unified Communications
4 7 (1.64%) VoIP
5 6 (1.41%) Network Security
5 6 (1.41%) WAN
6 5 (1.17%) Internet
6 5 (1.17%) LAN
6 5 (1.17%) Wireless
7 4 (0.94%) 4G
7 4 (0.94%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.94%) PSTN
7 4 (0.94%) SAN
8 3 (0.70%) 2G
8 3 (0.70%) 3G
8 3 (0.70%) 5G
8 3 (0.70%) LTE
8 3 (0.70%) PBX
8 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.47%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.29%) Data Lake
2 10 (2.35%) Power BI
2 10 (2.35%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.88%) Big Data
4 6 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.47%) DB2
5 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.47%) QlikView
5 2 (0.47%) Snowflake Schema
5 2 (0.47%) Tableau
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.23%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (8.69%) JIRA
2 6 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.47%) Ant
6 2 (0.47%) Maven
7 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.23%) Pivotal Tracker
7 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 113 (26.53%) Finance
2 34 (7.98%) Public Sector
3 21 (4.93%) Marketing
4 18 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.76%) Banking
6 13 (3.05%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.82%) Electronics
7 12 (2.82%) Retail
8 9 (2.11%) Advertising
9 7 (1.64%) Back Office
10 6 (1.41%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.70%) Front Office
11 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.70%) Law
11 3 (0.70%) Legal
11 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.47%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.47%) Local Government
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.16%) .NET
2 10 (2.35%) Kafka
3 7 (1.64%) REST
3 7 (1.64%) SOAP
4 5 (1.17%) Spring
4 5 (1.17%) WebRTC
5 3 (0.70%) Middleware
5 3 (0.70%) RESTful
5 3 (0.70%) Web Services
6 2 (0.47%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.47%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.47%) COM
6 2 (0.47%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.47%) Java EE
6 2 (0.47%) JAXB
6 2 (0.47%) JDBC
6 2 (0.47%) Node.js
6 2 (0.47%) Velocity
6 2 (0.47%) XBRL
6 2 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.15%) Management Information System
2 30 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.93%) User Experience
4 19 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 14 (3.29%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.58%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.35%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.11%) Learning Management System
10 8 (1.88%) NHS
11 6 (1.41%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.94%) Equities
12 4 (0.94%) IVR
12 4 (0.94%) Life Science
12 4 (0.94%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.70%) CCTV
13 3 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.44%) Windows
2 37 (8.69%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.05%) Linux
4 11 (2.58%) Unix
5 10 (2.35%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.70%) Android
9 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (29.34%) Project Management
3 62 (14.55%) Scrum
3 62 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (13.62%) Product Management
5 53 (12.44%) DevOps
6 45 (10.56%) PRINCE2
6 45 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (10.09%) Service Delivery
8 38 (8.92%) Project Delivery
9 35 (8.22%) ITIL
10 33 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 31 (7.28%) Decision-Making
12 29 (6.81%) SDLC
12 29 (6.81%) Software Delivery
13 28 (6.57%) Presales
13 28 (6.57%) Service Management
14 26 (6.10%) Risk Management
15 25 (5.87%) Fintech
16 24 (5.63%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.62%) Java
2 30 (7.04%) Python
3 25 (5.87%) SQL
4 9 (2.11%) C
5 6 (1.41%) C#
5 6 (1.41%) PHP
5 6 (1.41%) VBA
6 5 (1.17%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.17%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.70%) Perl
8 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.47%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.23%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.23%) R
10 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (15.49%) Degree
2 12 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.58%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.64%) PMP
6 6 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.94%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.47%) ACCA
9 2 (0.47%) CCNA
9 2 (0.47%) CIMA
9 2 (0.47%) CISA
9 2 (0.47%) CISSP
9 2 (0.47%) HNC
9 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.63%) QA
2 23 (5.40%) SLA
3 14 (3.29%) GDPR
4 11 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.41%) BS25999
5 6 (1.41%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (1.41%) PMO
6 4 (0.94%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.70%) SOC 2
8 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.47%) NIST
9 1 (0.23%) EMIR
9 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.23%) GRC
9 1 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.70%) Docker
5 3 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.05%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.88%) SCCM
3 3 (0.70%) Ansible
3 3 (0.70%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.70%) Terraform
4 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.47%) NetVault Backup
4 2 (0.47%) WMI
4 2 (0.47%) Wonderware InTouch
5 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.23%) Argo
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.23%) Opsgenie
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 80 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.34%) Cisco
3 20 (4.69%) Citrix
4 16 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (3.52%) Oracle
6 13 (3.05%) SAP
6 13 (3.05%) VMware
7 9 (2.11%) Google
7 9 (2.11%) NetApp
8 5 (1.17%) Avaya
8 5 (1.17%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (0.94%) Dell
9 4 (0.94%) EMC
9 4 (0.94%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.94%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.94%) Verint
10 3 (0.70%) HP
10 3 (0.70%) IBM
10 3 (0.70%) Sophos
10 3 (0.70%) Workday